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  • Tracy Morgan

    Walmart says Tracy Morgan should have worn a seat belt

    (CNN) — Walmart has responded to a lawsuit filed by Tracy Morgan over a deadly car crash that left the comedian in critical condition. The big box store blamed the injuries suffered by Morgan on his failure to wear a seat belt.  Walmart filed a 28-page response to a complaint by lawyers acting for Morgan and three others. Police said a truck driven by Walmart employee Kevin Roper collided with the rear of the vehicle in which Morgan was riding. […]

  • On Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, Secret Service said Omar Gonzalez hopped the north fence of the White House and sprinted just past the north portico doors where he was stopped. Gonzalez had a Spyderco VG-10 folding knife on her person when he was arrested.

    Officials: White House fence jumper made it farther than originally thought

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The man who jumped the White House fence earlier this month and breached the mansion’s doors actually made it farther than originally thought, officials said Monday. Omar Gonzalez, a 42-year-old Iraq war veteran who had a knife in his pocket, overcame one Secret Service officer and ran into the East Room of the White House, where he was then subdued, a federal law enforcement said. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who was provided the information by whistleblowers during his […]

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    CDC investigating whether respiratory virus is causing paralysis in children

    DENVER, Colo. – Health officials in Denver are looking for the cause of a neurological illness that has affected nine children in Colorado. The children were hospitalized with muscle weakness in their limbs between Aug. 9 and Sept. 17, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Officials say MRI tests spotted abnormalities in the children’s spinal gray matter. Most of the children experienced respiratory illnesses before being admitted to the hospital. The CDC says it is still investigating […]

  • Beverly Carter

    Update: Realtor disappears while showing home; Search for suspect over

    UPDATED 9/29/14 12:55 P.M. SCOTT, Arkansas – Aaron Lewis was arrested Monday in connection with the disappearance of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter, police say. The Little Rock Police Department made the arrest, said Lt. Carl Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. On Sunday, police issued an arrest warrant for Lewis, 33, of Jacksonville, Arkansas, saying he was wanted in a suspected kidnapping. The warrant provided no other details. Carter went to show a home in the city […]

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    Five babies test positive for TB in Texas

    (CNN) — Five babies in El Paso, Texas, have tested positive for tuberculosis after being exposed to the infectious disease at a local hospital, the city’s health department says. Providence Memorial Hospital has identified more than 850 infants and 43 health care workers who were potentially exposed after a nurse came to work with an active case of TB some time between September 2013 and August 2014. He or she worked with infants in the nursery and in the post-partum […]

  • hannah graham

    Suspect in Virginia student’s disappearance arrested in Texas, denied bond

    GALVESTON, Tex. – Police have only one suspect in the disappearance of Virginia college student Hannah Graham, and they took him into custody on Wednesday. Jesse Matthew skipped town before police in Virginia had enough probable cause to arrest him. Officers say he’s the last person to have seen Hannah Graham, a University of Virginia student who went missing almost two weeks ago. Surveillance video captured the 32-year-old at a convenience store more than 1,000 miles away from home. “He […]

  • Birth control mix up

    Doctors: Think twice about ‘the pill’ for teen birth control

    (CNN) — When it comes to effective birth control for teens, “the pill” might be considered a reproductive relic. An updated policy statement released today by the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests doctors counsel teens about the advantages of other birth control options — like intrauterine devices (IUDs) or birth control implants — before the pill. “On some level, when people see ‘teens should have IUDs,’ it sounds surprising,” said Dr. Mary Ott, associate professor of pediatrics at the Indiana […]

  • Cups of Coffee

    Some restaurants offering free coffee in honor of ‘National Coffee Day’

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Isn’t everyday national coffee day? Well, yes. But Monday is “National Coffee Day.” Of course it’s a stunt, a marketing celebration of the juice on which America runs (if you believe one sales pitch). But if you play it right, you can get a free — or cheap — cup of Joe. One of the nation’s largest coffee chains, however, may not be participating. As of Sunday night, Starbucks had yet to announce its plans. Try […]

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    Hospitals now asking patients to pay before surgery?

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Get ready to whip out your credit card before you are wheeled into the operating room or undergo an MRI. Hospitals are increasingly asking patients to pay for procedures either upfront or before they are discharged. That’s because Americans are shouldering a greater portion of their health care bills, and medical centers don’t want to get stuck with patients that can’t pay. Traditionally, neither patients nor providers knew the exact price of procedures until after the […]

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    Why is everybody moving to Texas?

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — More Americans moved to Texas in recent years than any other state: A net gain of more than 387,000 in the latest Census for 2013. And Austin was the fastest growing major city. Jobs is the No. 1 reason for population moves, with affordable housing a close second. “It take two things to draw people inland in big numbers: jobs and housing affordability,” said Nela Richardson, chief economist for the real estate broker Redfin. Texas and […]

  • Five Family Members Die

    5 family members die mysteriously inside home

    (CNN) — There were no signs of trauma, no clues of any violence or foul play. So investigators are trying to determine how five family members died in a Utah home over the weekend. Officials identified the deceased relatives as father Benjamin Strack, 37; mother Kristi Strack, 36; son Benson Strack,14; daughter Emery Strack, 12; and son Zion Strack, 11. Another son of the couple found the bodies on Saturday night, the Springville Department of Public Safety said. Preliminary autopsy […]